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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-20-2002, 09:21 AM
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i have a 4x4 chevy short bed, with the 350 TBI power plant, i have no idea how old the fuel filter is so im gunna change my fuel filter this weekend hopefully, the fuel line is the one that can only be orederd from gm, i think, if they make it anymore, but i dont want to do that, its the one that goes from the fuel filter to the stainless steel braided feed hose, my pan is to cut and leave about 3-4 inches of that line on, by the stainless line, the fuel filter\ and line are rusted together, except i have gotten the rear line off the fuel filter with great ease, but the front is rusted pretty bad, and well if i try to take it off it will break off with the line nut, so im gunna cut the line going to the stainless line, and then take off the fuel filter with the fuel line, and unbolt the rear line, take it off, go to the store buy 2 ft of high pressure fuel hose, and 1 foot of steel fuel line, and two small hose clamps. then get home and cut the steel line in half, bolt it to the front of the fuel filter, then bolt the rear line back on, then put the fuel hose on the part that i cut on the old feed line, and then hose clamp it on, then put it on the line on the fuel filter and hose clamp it on, then it should work. give me your opinoin, thanks. bye.
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<font color=green>I believe that these lines are under pretty high pressure, I'm not sure if regular hose clamps are going to be enough to prevent leaks. You may need to use compression fittings to get a good seal, or buy the fuel line from GM.
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I thought TBI only operated on like 18-20lbs of pressure? I don't know, I'm just saying. I know some MPFI/TPI systems run at 80lbs.. but a hose clamp is good for at least 40lbs.
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yea your right, tbi systems use like 13 psi, ill look further into
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just called downers grove auto parts, the guy set me straight [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]. all in all it should work out chevy wanted 50$ for the damn line, and it was discontinued. i called my reliable local auto parts dealer and they carry special parts for my purpose, special high pressure hose clamps, special line, and the steel hose to make it all posible. but thanks for replying guys, it was greatly appreiccated.
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Any time I use a ohe clamp on fule line under any pressure(even a carbed set up) I double clamp the dude because gas leaks=very bad. I am paranoid though.
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thanks ratlover, i dont think im gunna double clam it tho, tbi systems only use 9-13 psi, just probly a few more then a carbed set up. and do you know of any places to wheel' in illinois because me and my friend are sorta getting to used to the area we already goto and are starting to drive around backwards through mud, so if you do, your help would be greatly apprecated.
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My in tank pumps went out on me and i installed an in line pump. when i did this, i only used fuel line and one hose clamp. I have since replaced the fuel pumps, but used a piece of fuel hose with 2 hose clamps holding it to the line. No leaks in over 1.5 years.
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You can go to NAPA to get the fuel line repair piece. It is a new fitting &amp; line to replace either side of the fuel line into the filter. Then you just connect the new line and old line with a compression fitting.
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